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Outreach: Engaging People In HIV Care

Outreach: Engaging People In HIV Care

August 1, 2006
Author:
BETAH, JSI, Wordportfolio/Public Ink
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description

Summary of findings of a 2005 HRSA/HAB consultation meeting on engaging and retaining people with HIV/AIDS in care. Includes:

  • Discussions of the definitions of in/out of care (with a Engagement in Care Continuum).
  • Reasons people are not in care/fall in and out of care.
  • Best practices in care engagement programs (Short-Term Case Management to Link Newly Tested to Care, Social Networking: Testing the At-Risk, Health System Navigation, Traditional and Media-Based Outreach to Increase Testing, Use of Multiple Techniques, Street Outreach: Community Health Care Van, Transitional Case Management to Retain Ex-Offenders in Care, Predicting Drop-Outs and Preventing Them, Health Promoters for Adherence Support).
  • Observations/recommendations for enhancing Ryan White engagement in care work.

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